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VHS to DVD Transfer Station

Transfer Your Old VHS Tapes to New DVDs

The Library has installed a VHS to DVD transfer station for SCPL cardholders. Simply bring in your VHS tape and a blank DVD, and go home with your family movies conveniently saved and accessible as a DVD.

  • You can purchase a blank DVD from the Library for just 25 cents.
  • If you prefer to bring in your own blank DVD, it must be a DVD-RW or DVD-R type (NOT a DVD+RW or DVD+R).
  • As an alternative, you can also transfer VHS tapes directly to a USB flash drive. This is convenient if you are planning to edit the video online or share clips with family and friends.
  • The transfer time is equal to the length of the video. Plan your arrival time at the Library accordingly; if you have three hours of family memories on tape, it will take three hours to convert.
  • The equipment is located in our Technology Center. Please check in at the Computer Help Desk for availability or call 630-584-0076 ext. 208.
  • When transferring to a USB flash drive, allow a minimum of 1.1 GB of memory for every 60 minutes of video.
  • Instruction sheets are available at the VHS to DVD station.
  • We are not able to assist the transfer of copyrighted material.

For help or additional information, contact

Technology Center - on the main level for SCPL cardholders in good standing - high school age and older.  Technology Center closes during scheduled classes. See the computer class calendar to plan your visit.